Trump: Japanese officials told me Democrats have a 'death wish'

President Trump took a moment during his visit to Japan to slam Democrats and pass along remarks from Japanese officials.

 “Great fun and meeting with Prime Minister @AbeShinzo,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Numerous Japanese officials told me that the Democrats would rather see the United States fail than see me or the Republican Party succeed – Death Wish!”

The remark follows increasing tensions between the president and Democrats over the investigations launched against him.

“I think the Democrats are obstructionists,” Trump said in his remarks to reporters on Friday. “They’re hurting our country very, very badly.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon arrival for playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, south of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe visit a digital art museum Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
President Donald Trump walks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump talks with children as she visits a digital art museum Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
President Donald Trump presents the "President's Cup" to the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump drive to a Japanese restaurant where Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe host a private dinner in Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
People see the motorcade of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump near a Japanese restaurant where Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe host a private dinner in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A presidential limo known as "The Beast" carrying U.S. President Donald Trump departs Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena after Trump attended a sumo tournament Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Naota Kobayashi shows his support for U.S. President Donald Trump while waiting for the arrival of Trump near the national sumo stadium Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
People wait for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump outside the national sumo stadium Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wave national flags with welcoming signs outside the Palace Hotel Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wave national flags with welcoming signs outside the Palace Hotel Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, center, poses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe, right, and children for a photo during a visit to a digital art museum in Tokyo Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe visit a digital art museum Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
President Donald Trump walks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A police officer stands guard near a hotel where U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are staying at, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Police officers patrol near a hotel where U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are staying at, in Tokyo Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
President Donald Trump rides in a golf cart with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie Abe visit a digital art museum Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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“They’re very unhappy with the Mueller report,” Trump continued. “No collusion, no obstruction. No nothing. They’re very unhappy. They’re angry about it. They have to get over their anger.”

“They want to do a redo,” Trump added. “Like even the fact that they’re asking Bob Mueller to come and testify. He just gave them a 434-page report, which says no collusion, which leads to absolutely no obstruction. He just gave that report. Why does he have to testify? It’s ridiculous.”

 

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